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Newell and Meehan Families

I had the amazing experience of joining the Newell and Meehan families and officiating at the wedding of Sally and Julian, at Broken River Ski Area.


Broken River is synonymous with the Newells, as Sally’s father, the late Jack Newell of Rangiora,  is one of the club’s foremost pioneers.

So with the Craigieburn Range beyond, the Cheeseman Ski Field, top left, Broken River and Allan’s Basin, top right and the family’s historic 1911 Wolseley in the foreground, Sally and Julian braved  the Nor’wester and took their vows. The Wolseley was the wedding vehicle. The Newell’s imported it from Britain and are the second only owners !! Not surprisingly, it holds a special place in NZ’s automotive history.

Weddings in ‘ out the way ‘ places, are always a favourite and are wonderfully special to be involved with.


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